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Parallel Universe in Fringe

Fringe presents a wonderful concept of existence of a parallel universe. In one episode, Walter explains how the choices made by the people affect the lives in parallel universes. Of course, with time ...
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628 views

Why is Rake Called Rake?

Simple question. I have seen no reference to why the show is called Rake. The main character is not named anything that even resembles Rake. He does not work for a landscaping company. Does anyone ...
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Was it standard for studios to design/print posters for short films?

I'm able to find some movie posters on Google for old Disney shorts (the Mickey Mouse ones that ran 10 minutes or less), but not all of them. And I'm not entirely sure why it's hit and miss... was it ...
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How could Tyrell lose in chess so easily

The leader of the replicants was standing in the elevator with Sebastian (a Tyrell's employee). They were going to pay Tyrell a visit. Tyrell asked what does he (Sebastian) need? Then Sebastian ...
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A black and white movie about waking up

I recall an old Twilight Zone-type movie which begins with a car driving up to a house. There are a series of events/stories told via the characters in the house but at the end (after some ...
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Movies that are closed loops [closed]

In the movie Lost Highway, Fred Madison receives a message from an unknown man on the intercom of the front door of his house saying, "Dick Laurent is dead." At the end of the movie we see him giving ...
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What is the joke that Alfred knows in Batman Begins?

In Batman Begins, on his birthday, when Bruce Wayne, leaves just about his party is about to start, to save Rachel, he asks Alfred to engage the guests with a joke "Tell them that joke you know". What ...
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Is there any TV show which represents stories of Greece mythologies [closed]

Is there any TV show which represents stories of Greece mythologies. Like we have seen in movies Clash of the titans (1 and 2). I have been watching Atlantis but not really liking.
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Is there any TV show which represents Alexander the Great's life (before and after)?

Is there any TV show (not documentary) which represents Alexander The Great's life, from his early beginnings to his successful military campaigns and then the state of Greece after his death? I'm ...
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Need For Speed DeLeon Actual legal consequences

So I watched Need For Speed the other day and was curious what the actual charges would be against Tobey as a result of that race? It seems like 180 days would be a bit short to me. If you haven't ...
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Where does the Addams' wealth come from?

In the Adams family movies, there is a large chamber full of gold, money and jewels. Where did the wealth come from? In the first Addams Family movie, there is a comment made about it being Fester's ...
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Movie about a wildlife adventure (probably 80s/90s)

I can't really give you a lot of details on this one. I'll just list everything I can remember: main characters are a group of kids/teenagers (2 of them might be brothers) might take place in a ...
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How did Andy Dufresne dig the tunnel if there was another cell next to his?

In Shawshank Redemption, how did Andy Dufresne dig a tunnel if there was a cell next to him. He had to go through it, yet he obviously didn't.
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Why does Rust keep checking for his pulse?

The character Rust, played by Mathew McConaughey in the TV series True Detective, Season 1, has quite a number of quirks or ticks. One of them is to check his pulse at times. His hand reaches out to ...
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98 views

Does the main title theme from JAG have a name?

I'm wondering that on the pilot soundtrack of JAG the main theme is segued into from "Engage and Destroy", but I don't think it's part of the same track. Does the title actually have a name, or just ...
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Spend a week in my mansion to inherit my money

I'm watching the Cinematic Titanic riff on Legacy of Blood and I'm interested in the background of the trope used. In the movie, a family leader dies and part of his will requires his family members ...
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Why Was Captain Witwicky Exploring The Antarctic?

In Transformers (2007) Captain Witwicky is venturing about the Antarctic. I believe he states he's heading to the Antarctic Circle? On this voyage he stumbles upon Megatron frozen below the ice, but ...
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What software was used to make the LEGO Movie?

So I've just seen The LEGO Movie and I was amazed at the intricate details of all the minifigures and sets. I was wondering if anyone knows what software was used to create the film. Animal Logic, ...
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290 views

Random cartoon from the 90s?

I'm trying to remember a cartoon that aired in the mid or late 90s (I think 1996-1997), the good guys drove high tech armored vehicles (It was not MASK) and had specialized suits. One of the vehicles ...
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Why is it that most movies seem to be created in cooperation with some unknown studio?

I noticed that most movies appear to be created by a cooperation of at least one very well known studio (like Pixar, Paramount, Dreamworks, etc.) on the one hand and a company you've never heard of on ...
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763 views

Naming convention of movie titles

I would like to know why most of the movie titles are in medial capitals? few examples like, The Dark Knight He's Just Not That Into You I thought all the movie titles are medial ...
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175 views

Anna Ramirez's fate In The Dark Knight

After Ramirez admits her role in Rachel's kidnapping in The Dark Knight, Dent flips the coin landing on the unscarred side and then knocks her out - she is then not mentioned again. What happened to ...
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Sal Maroni's fate in the Nolan Batman trilogy

The last we see of Sal Maroni in The Dark Knight is the car flipping over. IIRC there is no further mention of him in the film or in The Dark Knight Rises either. Has there been any E.U mention of ...
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620 views

Looking for movie with quote “People who sit at home and watch sitcoms… those people are dead”

I saw a movie around 2000 (which would've been made within 5 years or so of this year) where I heard the line "People who sit at home and watch sitcoms... those people are dead" - this is paraphrase. ...
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Why didn't humanity fight in oblivion?

In reality in the war the Tet arrives and destroys the moon, causing earthquakes and tsunamis killing billions of people. The humans already knew of the existence of the Tet (odyssey mission), and ...
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Who created the Tet?

In Oblivion, the Tet arrived, destroyed the moon then made a cover up story that humans had fled to Titan, and it was itself a human launch pad. But in reality the Tet was an autonomously functioning ...
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Oblivion ending Sleep Chamber

In the ending we see that Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman (in the Hyper Sleep Chamber) go to the Tet and blow it up. Also, we see Julia waking up in front of the lakeside house that Tech 49 built. So ...
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What are the reasons for president Walker's decision?

Im not well-versed in political affairs (I like House of Cards because of other aspects). So I didn't understand very well why president Walker had to resign. Can anyone explain this to me in "dummy ...
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269 views

The meaning of the intro to S01E01 of The Wire

In the intro of season 1, episode 1 of The Wire, detective McNulty and some random dude talk about the Snot Boogie being murdered because of a craps game. What's the meaning behind this intro scene ...
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Was inspector Lui in a prison or mental institution?

I saw the Honk Kong action film Firestorm with subtitles. I have a doubt regarding the ending scene in the movie. The movie closes with Inspector Lui debriefing another officer and smiling to ...
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585 views

Man uses disguise to solve crimes, lives in jet-powered flying wing 'lair'

The show I am thinking about has a wealthy man who operates from a high-tech flying wing base, using high-end prosthetic makeup and special acting-theatrical skills to substitute for people and solve ...
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Background character in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

In Catching Fire, Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch and Effie are taken to the capitol. While Haymitch gives the Tributes his "forget everything you think you know about the games" speech there is some ...
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Why are there so few episode of Sherlock?

I know that usually British sitcoms have far fewer episodes than US ones, but Sherlock kind-of takes this too far. I mean, one season has has only 3 episodes, and even the seasons come about 1-2 years ...
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What happened to Judith?

In the The Walking Dead episode "The Grove" (S04E14) the end showed ... If so, why?
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Can a corporation really adopt a person?

In The Truman Show, a child is adopted by a corporation. Often, people say corporations are legally considered as "people", insofar as tax law is concerned. But I doubt that a corporation can ...
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Did Heinzmann run into the truck on purpose?

At the end of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Peter Heinzmann meets up with Prof. Bower and Agent Adams in West Germany after he defected (more or less due to his experiences in Bower's case). Yet we ...
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What was the matter with the woman in the bathroom?

During the beginning of The Defector (orig.: L'espion) Prof. Bower enters his hotel room and surprises a naked woman that is taking a bath in his bathroom. She excuses herself and says that she's ...
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In “The Fifth Estate”, what is the name of the program that Julian and Daniel are using?

In The Fifth Estate Julian and Daniel are using a program which seems to be a combined interface for chatting, compiling source, and monitoring server traffic all in one. Is this a real user ...
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Why did Michael ditch his car in the river?

After getting bailed out of jail by Jesse, Michael finds Cybil in the trunk of his Cadillac. In the following scene, they end up in a field discussing what to do next. Of course, Michael wants to move ...
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Paradox: How did Lamar Burgess instigate the red ball?

In Minority Report, how did Lamar Burgess perpetuate the red ball that resulted in Anderton becoming a fugitive? This is my understanding of the manipulation of the pre-crime system by Burgess: ...
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Why Harlan DeGroat had to do that to Rodney Baze Jr.?

I'm talking about the movie Out of the Furnace where Harlan kills Rodney and John Petty. In the movie, Rodney owes a lot of money to Harlan. So, Rodney agrees to fight with some guy to clear his debt ...
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657 views

How did Maximus become a slave?

In the Gladiator, how did Maximus become a slave? The army believed he was executed, so he wasn't an offically known deserter due to this. Also, he was a Roman citizen, as a citizen you had rights. It ...
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924 views

Why did John Brittle have Bible pages sewed into his shirt?

In Django Unchained, Django approaches "Big John" Brittle as he's about to whip a young black slave woman. As Django approaches, we see that John has some Bible pages sewed into his shirt, and is ...
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Why do movies still have credits?

I asked my friends and none of them remembers having ever watched the credits after a movie to the end, except where the movie still continues after credits start rolling (short comic pieces or "what ...
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285 views

Virtual Reality movie about a man rediscovering his dead ex wife

I've been trying to find a movie, which I saw years ago but would love to find again. The film starts with a newly married couple in their car. They're parked up and meet a bunch of unsavoury people ...
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What's this romantic comedy about a housemaid pretending to be the owner?

Need help finding the name of the following movie: There was a guy who lived in an apartment in a big city (likely New York City), and there was a woman who posed as his housesitter/keeper while he ...
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Is it possible to optain clips or transcripts from previous Oscar ceremonies? (38th to be speciffic)

My wife's grandmother just told us that Petro Vlahos, in his Oscar acceptance speech during the 38th oscar ceremony thanked my wife's grandfather for his technical help. Is there any way to confirm ...
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Movie about boy learning from old man

At least I think it was a movie. A boy must go over to a man's house and type on a typewriter and ends up learning from the old man. I remember one part in particular where the old man asks the boy ...
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Why did they wait until after the report?

In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure toward the end of the film, the guys are trying to break the "historical figures" out of jail. They decide to steal Ted's dad's keys by waiting until after ...
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Unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed?

I just discovered the anime Genocyber. The Wikipedia states that it breaks the unwritten rule that you never show a child getting seriously injured or killed. So I was wondering if this rule ...

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